Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17

We have had a good week this week!

We met lots of new investigators.  Lots of part member families!  We met a lot of people who have a lot of potential, we'll see what happens.  

To be honest, I can't think of anything super noteworthy to say this week.  Sorry, we've just been super busy finding new people.  Elder Murillo has been in the area for a just a few weeks, so we're still finding everything. 

The members here are super nice and really ready and willing to help with missionary work.  They have been giving referrals, which is super helpful to the work.  Instead of us having to find all of the ready people, we just get to teach them!  Its fun!  We're starting from scratch so we're just building up our options right now, and hopefully we will see a lot of success in the area in the next month or so.  

We did have one outstanding teaching opportunity.  It was with a man named Pando.  We were looking for one of the investigators of the past elders, and we came across him.  He was actually her father.  Pando is a guy that has had a rough life.  He didn't get much education, and because of that, their family is poor.  He said that after a few years with his family, he came to the conclusion that the only way for him to get what he needed was to lie and to cheat, and eventually that led to other things as well.  Now he has come to the conclusion in his life that he is in too deep to repent.  We were able to discuss a little bit with him about repentance and what it means for us.  We weren't able to stay too long because we had a baptismal interview we needed to attend, but we will be trying to go back in the next couple of days.  

I just want to share my testimony with each of you, that we are never so far gone that we cannot be reached by the light of Christ's atonement.  It is not always easy to get back onto the path, but Christ will always light the way for us, and give us the strength we need to make it there.  The baggage that we carry because of past mistakes and transgressions can be left behind, and we can become new, completely whole, and happy again.  I know that repentance is always an option for us, because of a loving Heavenly Father.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Elder Childs

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